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Q. What type of community programs does PGE support? And does that money come from my electric bill?
A. For more than a century, PGE has been investing in nonprofit programs and events that reflect our customers’ values, our employees’ community interests and the needs of the communities we serve.
We offer financial support to organizations that are working toward improving the community and lives of others in areas of:
- Safe and stable families (Food security, stable housing, mental wellness and parent engagement)
- Education and workforce development (STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and the arts)
- Environmental stewardship (Fish and wildlife habitat)
The money for these community investments does not come from your electric bill. Rather, our corporate sponsorships, grants and classroom support are funded through investor dollars.
Additional funding comes through PGE’s annual Employee Giving Campaign. The employee contributions — well above the national average — are matched at 50 percent.
A separate nonprofit organization, the PGE Foundation expands the work of PGE’s community investment activities throughout Oregon. The foundation was founded in 1997 through an endowment.
Through these three sources — corporate giving, the PGE Foundation and the company match of the Employee Giving Campaign — we’re investing about $2.5 million annually to build stronger communities in Oregon.
Learn more about how PGE is helping build strong communities.